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Bug#290549: Rescue-System missing



Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: RC1, downloaded with jigdo in October 2004
uname -a: unknown
Date: 13.1.2005 (was an old image, I know)
Method: Booting by CD

Machine: Compaq desktop 
Processor: P3
Memory: 512M
Root Device: /dev/hda3
Root Size/partition table: /dev/hda1 = /boot, /dev/hda2 = swap, /dev/hda3 = /
Output of lspci and lspci -n:

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [ O]
Configure network HW:   [O ]
Config network:         [ O]
Detect CD:              [ O]
Load installer modules: [O ]
Detect hard drives:     [ O]
Partition hard drives:  [ O]
Create file systems:    [ O]
Mount partitions:       [ O]
Install base system:    [O ]
Install boot loader:    [ E]
Reboot:                 [ O]

Comments/Problems:

Installation on a new system worked fine.
But there are some things,  I hardly missed:

1. On a installed system it is not possible, to create or repair the 
bootloader.

Mounting, and repartitioning went fine, but when I tried to install the new 
bootloader (either grub or lilo), it wanted to install basic libs, packages 
etc. ansd warned me, that it might crash. I said, o.k., do it still, and he 
began to overwrite the libs etc. and then hook up, because of a crash and 
dependencies.

I tried hard, but there was no way, to reinstall the bootloader with the 
installation CDs.

To reinstall teh bootloader, I used teh CDs from Jan 2003 (woody), where there 
is the opportunity, to choose an per example "rescbf24"-kernel to boot the 
system.

 

Now my question:

Will there be a rescue-system at the coming installation-CDs in the future ?

I painfully miss it, because I often had to use old ones for easy rescueing a 
died system.

  
Best regards and thank you very much for your work in the past and 
the future !!

Hans-J. Ullrich



 



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